We’ve previously tackled the topic of continuing regular medical care while the COVID-19 pandemic continues, but many New Jersey residents remain apprehensive owing to fears of a spike or second wave of the virus.

The New Jersey Hospital Association is touting the fact that Garden State hospital staffs know much more about COVID transmission now than the very little that was widely known at the beginning of March.

To add to that, NJHA Vice President Kerry McKean Kelly said that even at the height of New Jersey’s numbers in mid-April, those seeking COVID treatment represented only 20% of patient volume in hospitals, a figure that has since dwindled to 5% or lower.

NJHA President and CEO Cathy Bennett said hospitals were able to increase their capacity by more than 60% in the spring and did it safely and securely.

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